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Aftercare – Permanent Eyeliner

Following our simple aftercare steps is vital towards ensuring maximum results and that the healing process goes as smoothly as possible. However, prior to this, there are also some pre-prep steps you can take to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition leading up to the appointment.


  • Do not wear mascara or any eye make-up to the procedure.

  • Do not consume any alcohol, coffee or caffeinated products from at least 24 hours before your appointment.

  • Do NOT take aspirin, any medication containing aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin or any vitamins that can thin the blood, unless absolutely medically necessary, from at least 48 hours before (Tylenol is acceptable)


  • Do not pick, scratch or rub the affected area as this can irritate the eye and cause infection.

  • Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or any medication that can thin the blood such as aspirin, ibuprofen and niacin for up to 24 hours afterwards.

  • Do not wear contact lenses for at least 48 to 72 hours after the procedure.

  • Do not apply makeup to the eye area for at least 10 days after the procedure as this may disrupt the healing process and cause infection.

  • Avoid hot showers and having the shower head directly over the affected area for two weeks. Also keep the area well away from shampoos, soaps and any cleansers during this phase.

  • Using a fresh Q-tip with a small amount of water or Vaseline to gently brush over the affected area for the first week after the procedure will aid the healing process and help retain colour more evenly.

  • If swelling appears, you may apply a cold compress using a thin protective layer like cloth in between. Ice packs are most effective within the first 24 hours of the procedure.



  • Picking, rubbing, scratching and peeling the affected area before it is fully healed can adversely affect pigmentation and potentially cause scarring. Minor scabbing is to be expected and is part of the healing process

  • Alcohol and some meds have blood-thinning properties that can disrupt the healing process which is why it is important to avoid these immediately before and after the procedure.

  • The colour/pigmentation may well appear darker and sharper at first. This is completely normal and the colour will soften and lighten to its intended shading as the area heals.

  • The skin around the affected area may have a red colouration to it. This is also part of the healing process and will usually fade within a few days.

Semi-permanent cosmetics are a multi-step process and a touch up will be needed after 4-6 weeks before it can be ascertained that your work is complete.

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